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The Business of Film: DC League of Superpets, Rogue Agent & Prizefighter

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: DC League of Superpets, Rogue Agent & Prizefighter
James Cameron-Wilson gives Simon Rose the lowdown on the latest UK box office, wilting 8% in the heat but already ahead of 2021's total take. With the widest release ever for an animated feature, DC League of Superpets takes £2.6m in the #1 spot. James found it consistently funny for young and old alike. He thought Netflix's true-life spy tale Rogue Agent with Gemma Arterton and James Norton gripping but was less impressed with Amazon Prime's true story Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Tory Contest, Taiwan, Cost of Living & Lord Trimble

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Tory Contest, Taiwan, Cost of Living & Lord Trimble
Political commentator Mike Indian updates Simon Rose on the contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party, as Liz Truss garners ever more endorsements. He considers Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the most senior American politician to visit in many years. He looks at the cost of living crisis in the light of the MPC's biggest interest rate rise in 27 years. And he pays tribute to Lord Trimble and his vital role in the Northern Ireland peace process.
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Mike Indian


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Engage or Detach?

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Engage or Detach?
The dilemma between whether to engage or detach has challenged humanity for millennia. In all walks of life, from international tensions to faith, and from living in a civilized society to personal relationships, it challenges us — whether to work hard at finding solutions, or to stand aloof. As we've seen in Ukraine, with international relationships detachment leads ultimately to conflict. It's an outcome which our ancestors have had to suffer throughout history but, since the mass deployment of nuclear weapons, it is now an existential threat every bit on a par with the other great issue of our time: climate change. In both respects, engagement is now not only the preferred way forward — it's the only way which makes it possible to see a long-term future. Background music: 'Resolution' by Wayne Jones

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Out of the holiday loop? Our overseas summer travel special - top tips for a successful trip

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Out of the holiday loop? Our overseas summer travel special - top tips for a successful trip
This summer has seen travel demand rebound and for many, it could be their first overseas jaunt since before the pandemic. For that reason, there may be some rusty holidaymakers out there. But fear not, Lee Boyce, Helen Crane and Georgie Frost are at hand to help get you in the holiday mood (kind of). They talk about what you need to think about before a trip, from sorting out your passport with plenty of time to why it is imperative to have good quality insurance. It may not be sexy, but it is vital. Then, while you're away, what to think about in terms of spending money and little tips and tricks to save cash. We also ask if the days of cheap flights are over thanks to fuel price rises, whether chickenpox just before you go away means an automatic refund and more pearls of wisdom from decades of travel experience. Elsewhere, there are dire pension warnings linked to inflation. A new study believes that fewer than two in five households will be on course for a decent retirement due to the soaring cost of living. What can be done about it? And a large factor of that soaring cost of living is energy bills. Next month, we'll fully know just how high the price cap will head. Many are facing bill rises that they simply cannot afford. One part of the cost that is a real bugbear for many are standing charges. What are they and why can they not simply be cut?
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Helen Crane


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Big Tech Bounces Back (27/7)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Big Tech Bounces Back (27/7)
Microsoft and Alphabet didn't disappoint with their latest quarterly results. Bill Mann discusses Microsoft having tough comps, with the cloud division shining once again, Alphabet proving its resilience, and Chipotle continuing to raise prices and profits. Meanwhile, Ricky Mulvey talks with Jack Caporal about The Motley Fool's latest research into crypto scams and how you can avoid them. Stocks mentioned: WMT, TGT, AMZN, COST, SHOP, ETH, SOL. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Bill Mann, Jack Capora
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Bill Mann, Jack Capora


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Generational Tailwind for the U.S. Economy (24/7)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Generational Tailwind for the U.S. Economy (24/7)
The Federal Reserve could hike short-term interest rates to 4%, and that still might not be enough to cool inflation. Rich Lyons is the first Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer for the University of California, Berkeley. Before that, he spent a decade as the dean of Berkley’s Haas School of Business. He joined Motley Fool Contributor Rachel Warren to discuss how the Federal Reserve could hit a “hard break” with higher interest rates, a venture capital view about the future of crypto, and how universities are creating a generational tailwind for the economy. Host - Rachel Warren; Guest - Rich Lyons
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Rich Lyons


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: The Cage

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: The Cage
Following on from last week's episode, Adam questions the inner dialogue that binds people to unconscious habits like smoking. Using the metaphor of a cage, he asks why people who have experienced a sense of freedom outside the cage should allow any addiction to draw them back within it.

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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Ideas for the Tory leader, Labour hones its plans & China's demographic timebomb

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Ideas for the Tory leader, Labour hones its plans & China's demographic timebomb
Wondering why our government seems so bereft of ideas and unable to say what it believes in, Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University assesses a list of policies for a future Tory leader suggested by ex-MEP Daniel Hannan. Tim also looks at Keir Starmer's early attempts to hone Labour's platform for the next election. And he explains why China is facing a demographic timebomb which will have massive ramifications for its economy.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Market perkiness and UK company earnings

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Market perkiness and UK company earnings
Victoria Scholar of Interactive Investor talks to Simon Rose about why markets have been so buoyant despite aggressive monetary tightening from the US Federal Reserve. UK markets are lagging ahead of next week's MPC decision but earnings from commodity companies like Shell and Centrica were buoyant. Not so the reaction to results from either Barclays Bank or challenger Metro. Drinks giant Diagio is weathering the inflationary environment well, showing a bit shift to low- and no-alcohol drinks while ITV pleased investors with how well it is doing.
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Victoria Scholar


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Where The Crawdads Sing, Drive My Car & The Gray Man

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Where The Crawdads Sing, Drive My Car & The Gray Man
James Cameron-Wilson tells Simon Rose of a bump in the box office as the weather cools. Minions is the new #1 with Where The Crawdads Sing arriving at #3, taking £1.3m. Based on the best-selling novel, James found it beautiful but ultimately rather disappointing. At #6 is the one NT Live showing of Jodie Comer in her one-woman play Prima Facie. James's DVD of the month is the Japanese award-winner Drive My Car, which he found a mesmerising and genuine original unlike anything else. Not so Netflix's action thrller The Gray Man with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, which he found OTT and wildly improbable.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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